Relaxed culture of New Zealand helps me thrive: Rachin Ravindra

Written by Vipin Darwade

After making a blistering start to his World Cup journey, young New Zealand allrounder Rachin Ravindra is looking to ride the crest as the Kiwis prepare for the Chennai leg of their tour, starting with the game against Bangladesh on Friday.

The 23-year-old Ravindra, who smashed a match-winning ton against England in Ahmedabad and a half-century against the Netherlands in Hyderabad, attributed his early World Cup success to the relaxed environment in the Black Caps dressing-room.

“The beauty of the Black Caps culture is that you can go out and express yourself. You do not feel unnecessary pressure. You have the backing of the coaches and teammates, so you just go out and do your thing. It is pretty special for a young player like me. The team had so much success in the previous tournaments and it is important for me to feel relaxed. Technically, you always work on your game to take it forward. Staying calm and being in the moment- the whole environment has encouraged us to do that” he said.

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